ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 12, 1984
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(Studio) Bodies of Charles Hegna and William Stanford, killed by hijackers of Kuwaiti airliner, reported returned to Andrews AFB; films shown. [Vice President George BUSH - eulogizes murdered hostages.]
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(Frankfurt, West Germany) Hijacking survivors John Costa and Charles Kapar reported questioned by United States authorities here on possibility of collusion between Iranian government and terrorists. [KAPAR - feels fine.] [US consulate spokesperson Thomas JOHNSON - believes men are in good spirits.] Secretary of State George Shultz's criticism of Iran's handling of hijacking quoted on screen; Costa and Kapar noted disagreeing. [Captain Harry CLARK - doesn't believe Iranians were involved; describes Hegna's murder.] Iranian Prime Min. Hussein Moussavi's response to US criticism, include blaming United States policies for victims' deaths, noted.
REPORTER: Al Dale